MSC conducted a study on the economics of Cash-In/Cash-Out (CICO) agent networks in Indonesia. The objective of this study was to generate actionable insights to build more sustainable CICO networks in a country that has over a million agents from both banks and non-banking organizations.
First insights: Landscape of Climate and Disaster Risk Insurance (CDRI) in Asia and the Pacific
The report presents an analysis of the current status of climate and disaster risk insurance (CDRI) in the Asia Pacific region with a greater focus on four key markets of Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam because of their high vulnerability to disasters
Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertilizer: Fourth round of concurrent evaluation—A nationally representative study
NITI Aayog engaged MSC in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer. This report provides details of the on-the-ground realities of DBT-F implementation and makes actionable recommendations to improve the DBT-F system further.
Experimenting with cash transfers in food subsidies – Lessons from the pilot in Nagri
This case study discusses a unique experiment of distributing food subsidy in the Nagri block of Ranchi district. The document discusses the learnings and insights from the pilot that governments can use to inform future experimentation in food subsidy delivery.
Making digital credit truly responsible- Insights from analysis of digital credit in Kenya
Based on MSC’s comprehensive study of the state of the digital credit landscape in Kenya (2019), this report highlights some positive signs and some persistent problems, as well as opportunities to improve products and consumer protection.